Family Copes With Loss Of Murdered Child

The family of a murdered Winchester boy is looking to the past to cope with his loss during the holiday season. Wesley Mullin's mother and grandmother say Christmas was little Wesley's favorite holiday. This is the first they've spent without him in six years.
Wesley was found murdered in his grandfather's garage in Paris this past August. A man living with his grandfather, Lewis Buck Ballard, is accused of killing him.

To honor his memory, Wesley's family has decorated their Christmas tree with ornaments he made over the years. They also visited his gravesite this week and put up some of Wesley's favorite Christmas decorations. Wesley's grandmother tells 27NEWSFIRST everyday is still a struggle. She says Christmas this year will be empty without Wesley.

Lewis Buck Ballard will stand trial in July for the murder of Wesley Mullins. He faces the death penalty if convicted.


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  • by sd on Dec 21, 2007 at 08:01 AM
    I am so sorry for wesley's family's loss. it's sad that this one creep can take so much from so many familys
  • by Trish Location: Corbin on Dec 21, 2007 at 03:31 AM
    My prayers are with the family .. May God wrap his arms around you & give you hope this CHristmas. Wesley is having the best Christmas we will ever have down here ! He is hanging PURE GOLD ornaments on the best tree of all -- the tree of life ! May God Bless you .

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